Integral Insights: January ‘24

In line with our annual review objectives, Integral has focused on establishing itself as the premier platform for concentrated liquidity farming in 2024. Our initial launch with the ETH-RPL pool was a success, quickly elevating us to the second most utilized liquidity pool for this pair’s trading. Additionally, we’ve expanded our offerings by including the wstETH-ETH pair on both our mainnet and Arbitrum platforms.

Protocol Metrics

Throughout January, Integral has consistently processed an average daily volume of about $7 million, with our Total Value Locked (TVL) hovering around $2.3 million. Notably, the system’s overall capital utilization has reached approximately 350%.

ETH-RPL Listing

We initiated the ETH-RPL listing on our mainnet on January 23rd. The pool, boasting a TVL of approximately $100k, has achieved significant trading volumes, positioning itself as the second most popular liquidity venue for this pair. Currently, it offers an attractive swap fee Annual Percentage Rate (APR) of roughly 15.78%.

Also Special thanks to @waqwaqattack for highlighting this pool in his podcast.

Supporting LSTs Growth

The listing of ETH-RPL signifies the start of our campaign to introduce more Liquidity Staking Tokens (LSTs). On January 31st, we listed the wstETH-ETH pair on both the mainnet and Arbitrum. The mainnet pool is already processing a volume of around $260k with a TVL of about $190k. In the coming weeks, we plan to list additional governance tokens of LSTs, including SWISE and LDO.

A LP Success Story

A noteworthy event occurred on January 23rd when a liquidity provider (LP) exited their position on Integral, realizing a 10.3% gain over 55 days.

Recommended Reading

Our friends at Barter have published an insightful report on the ‘Coincidence of Wants’ concept in DeFi swaps. This study, which analyzed 25 random blocks, sought to gauge its effectiveness in current trading volumes.

We extend our gratitude to Barter for their significant use of our liquidity pools and for driving considerable volume our way last year. 

High APR on Arbitrum Pool

Integral’s Arbitrum pool has been particularly rewarding in January, thanks to its high capital efficiency and trading volumes. Notable APRs include 71.23% for ETH-USDT, 34.69% for ETH-USDC, and 27.04% for ETH-USDC.e.

For those interested in these lucrative APRs, visit and switch to the Arbitrum network.

None of the information contained here constitutes an offer (or solicitation of an offer) to buy or sell any currency, product or financial instrument, to make any investment, or to participate in any particular trading strategy.


Integral Insights


February 1st, 2024

Integral Insights: January ‘24

Our initial launch with the ETH-RPL pool was a success, quickly elevating us to the second most utilized liquidity pool for this pair’s trading.


January 17th, 2024

Is Liquidity Fragmentation Really That Bad?

When the token evolves into a store of value, it attracts outside traders, focusing on trading costs and slippage. This is when concentrated liquidity truly shines.


January 2nd, 2024

2023 Review

At Integral, our focus remains on developing a sustainable product for on-chain trading, serving both traders and liquidity providers.


December 12th, 2023

Integral Now Rewards Liquidity Providers with Trading Fees on Ethereum Mainnet

This enhancement enables liquidity providers (LPs) to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools.


December 6th, 2023

Integral Insights: November ‘23

During November, Integral processed an average of approximately 6 million in volume with around 1.5 million in TVL. The system’s overall capital utilization sits at around 350%. It is the 10th most used DEX on Ethereum.


November 28th, 2023

Integral Now Rewards Liquidity Providers with Trading Fees

This enhancement enables liquidity providers (LPs) to directly receive a portion or all trading fees from Integral pools.


November 15th, 2023

How Do University Blockchain Societies Gain So Many Votes?

Explore how university blockchain societies like FranklinDAO and Michigan Blockchain have grown into influential players in DAO governance, utilizing delegated votes and strategic partnerships to shape the future of DeFi protocols like Uniswap, Compound, and Aave.


November 6th, 2023

Integral Insight: October ‘23

We give an update for our work in October and highlight a profitable LP position from a long-term user.


October 26th, 2023

Understanding the Stakes in Lido’s Growing Share of Staked ETH

The community is arguing whether a protocol may have too much control over the Ethereum network. Lido controls a large percentage of staked ETH, which could have consequences for the network’s future security and neutrality.


October 14th, 2023

Changes to Staking and Farming

Looking back at our progress so far and to the future with new updates to staking and farming.


October 11th, 2023

Integral Insight: September ‘23

We give an update for our work in September with utilization going up on higher volume for our new pools.


October 11th, 2023

The Hottest Narratives of the Summer

What were the hottest narratives of the summer? Our DeFi research team delves into the growth of trading bots, RFV traders and more in this overview.


October 2nd, 2023

Uniswap Governance: A Deep Dive

Governance is considered a critical component for the decentralization and community-driven development of DeFi protocols. We take a look at one of the largest goverance ecostystems in DeFi, Uniswap. In this blog post, we'll discuss the landscape of Uniswap's governance, pulling data from empirical research to dissect the system's delegates and proposals, revealing some interesting findings.


September 19th, 2023

What is the DAI Savings Rate (DSR)?

Our research team takes a look at the DAI Savings Rate and its influence on various yield dynamics in DeFi.


September 15th, 2023

Integral Insight: August ‘23

We give an update for our work in August with cheaper gas fees and the launch of the Integral Relayer on Arbitrum!


September 7th, 2023

Integral Relayer Launches on Arbitrum

We are excited to announce the launch of the Atomic Relayer on Arbitrum. This will bring the efficient and tested system for atomic trades to the Arbitrum Layer 2 network!


August 26th, 2023

How CRV Got Sold OTC

In this post we cover how the Curve founder sold large amounts of CRV in over-the-counter trades in order to prevent a potentially catastrophic liquidation event in DeFi.


August 18th, 2023

Integral Insight: July '23

Sharing our progress in July: preparations for atomic swaps on Arbitrum, trading SIZE with lower gas fees and more.


August 4th, 2023

Can Real Yield Replace Token Incentives for LPs?

DeFi protocols have relied on the distribution of native tokens to incentivize liquidity providers (LPs). In a previous post, we delved into traditional liquidity incentives and the utilization of vote-escrow tokens. Now, we shift our focus to a fresh approach that has captured the attention of DeFi enthusiasts: concentrated liquidity methods.


July 29th, 2023

Post-Mortem Report: Precision Error for Actions in Integral SIZE

A potential vulnerability was identified in the Integral protocol via our Immunefi bounty program. We did not observe the exploit active in production and we have since deployed a patch and the system is back to running as normal. No user funds were lost.